Murdoch Books is delighted to announce that Phillip Johnson has been awarded the HMAA Book Laurel of the Year for Connected. Illustrated with lavish photography, garden plans and practical water-flow diagrams for each garden featured, Connected tells the stories behind the commissioning, design and execution of 19 gardens designed by Phillip.
Judges' comment: 'Phillip Johnson's Connected: the sustainable landscapes of Philip Johnson is an inspiring book that suggests we think differently about gardens and their construction and care, by skilfully integrating plants and water.'
The Laurel Awards are run by the Horticultural Media Association of Australia and recognise excellence in eight areas of horticultural / gardening media. The Awards recognise writers, photographers, educators, researchers, and broadcasters who have demonstrated exceptional creativity in communicating the benefits and joys of gardening to the community.